Silky Blouse Obsession
I might be slightly obsessed with silky blouses. (Notice I call them “silky” blouses — I’m equal opportunity regarding pure silk blouses, and, you know, a little polyester here and there. Hey! It’s way cheaper and you can machine wash polyester, so the lack of breathability cancels itself out, methinks.)
Silky blouses are so pretty and feminine and would look really good with a potential pixie hair cut, don’t you think? Yep. Plus, you can wear them with just about anything. Dressed up, dressed down, with jeans, to meetings…listen, I’m here to enable you if you feel the need to buy a silk blouse soon, is all I’m sayin’.
Apparently I’m not the only one who’s into blouses because retailers have tons in stock, so I’ve started to use a new website called Sweet Relish for organizing my shopping obsessions. (Because you know what I need more of in my life? Lists. Lists and shopping. Yeah, right.) It’s a shopping site to help you find, bookmark, and save items that are the bee’s knees. Now, before Sweet Relish (man, a hotdog sounds really good right now), I was using a Firefox tab called “Shopping” where I would save links of items that I would consider purchasing. The problem was that I couldn’t really organize the links…unless I wanted to create more and more tabs and it was just too much. Sweet Relish keeps my lists of items organized by subject, which is huge.
Secondly, I love that all the items I save to my list link directly to where you can purchase them. This is something that drove me a bit bonkers while pinning or surfing around – I would see an item I really liked, but it had no source link of where to purchase. With Sweet Relish, you always know exactly where you can buy the item from, which is nice. (It’s also great if you are putting together a wishlist for friends and family, let’s say, for your little one’s birthday.)
Using it is super easy – you can install the Relish button into your toolbar and save your items directly from there. Piece o’ cake.
I really enjoy using this because it keeps my shopping wishlists very organized and separate from everything else out there. However, Sweet Relish also has a social aspect where you can follow other people’s lists, which I’m just starting to get into right now. For instance, I just started a workout list, then found Susan’s running list, which had some great ideas for mine. It’s like the land of shopping enablers. I like it.